FDA Approves Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
FDA Approves Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
At $2 million for a single dose, Novartis’s Zolgensma is the most expensive medicine to date, but still less expensive over a lifetime than another approved drug for the rare genetic disease.
FDA Approves Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
FDA Approves Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

At $2 million for a single dose, Novartis’s Zolgensma is the most expensive medicine to date, but still less expensive over a lifetime than another approved drug for the rare genetic disease.

At $2 million for a single dose, Novartis’s Zolgensma is the most expensive medicine to date, but still less expensive over a lifetime than another approved drug for the rare genetic disease.

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Image of the Day: Dystrophin Restored
Image of the Day: Dystrophin Restored
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 21, 2019
CRISPRed heart muscle cells from humans gain the ability to make a protein missing in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Image of the Day: Organ Crosstalk
Image of the Day: Organ Crosstalk
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 19, 2019
Zooming in on the ovarioles of Drosophila could reveal links between muscles, nutrition, and the development of eggs.
<em>The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s Most Stunning Infographics of 2018<em>The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s Most Stunning Infographics of 2018
The Scientist’s Most Stunning Infographics of 2018
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2018
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Researchers Identify Irisin&rsquo;s Receptor in Bone and Fat
Researchers Identify Irisin’s Receptor in Bone and Fat
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 13, 2018
They hope to develop the “exercise hormone” into therapeutics that harness the benefits of exercise for people unable to do so.
Image of the Day: Interloper Cells
Image of the Day: Interloper Cells
Ashley Yeager | Nov 16, 2018
In kidney organoids, brain and muscle cells also develop.
Image of the Day: Wildebeest Fitness Tracker
Image of the Day: Wildebeest Fitness Tracker
Kerry Grens | Oct 25, 2018
Data gathered from GPS-equipped collars show the animals walk long distances over days without stopping for a drink.
Modern Prosthesis
Modern Prosthesis
The Scientist Staff | Sep 26, 2018
See amputee Amanda Kitts manipulate objects using nervous impulses to control an early prototype of her advanced artificial limb.
Muscle Maven
Muscle Maven
The Scientist Staff | Sep 26, 2018
Profilee Angela Dulhunty describes her research on the structure and function of proteins that make up skeletal and cardiac muscles.
Old Age Has Links to Redox Stress in Muscles
Old Age Has Links to Redox Stress in Muscles
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 1, 2018
Even if people exercise, hydrogen peroxide and other reactive molecules continue to accumulate in the tissues.